The Holiday star Kate Winslet prefers to play ordinary characters rather than glamorous parts because she can fully focus on the storyline being conveyed.
The 38-year-old actress is a fan of roles in which she can be natural looking or even dressed down.
Speaking to Glamour magazine, Kate said: 'I've always preferred playing characters who aren't supposed to look beautiful. I love saying, 'Don't make me look nice,' or, 'Make my face look rounder.'
''It's less to think about if my look is raw and it means less being fiddled with by make-up artists. That way, I get the best of both worlds - that side of it for my job and the dressing up bit for the red carpet.''
Winslet further explained that she's not a fan of her extensions, adding: ''I had a French braid in my hair recently for an event and I loved it. It was funny taking it out though - my husband, Ned, and I were over the sink trying to work out which bits were extensions and what was hair. I was cutting bits, saying, 'Hang on, was that mine? Oops, I just cut my own hair.' ''